Ken Campbell — Father’s Hook: Songs from a Living Son
(Campbell, Ken) Father’s Hook: Songs from a Living Son. By Ken Campbell. Bath Academy of Art. 1978. (24p.) 13” x 6.5”. Printed letterpress/lino. With full page illustrations in various colors; text in black and red on Japanese paper. Bound in the Japanese manner with clear thread, title on orange paper within an opaque wrap. Wrapped between two pieces of birch plywood held together by a thick rubber band. No. 29 in an edition of 100 copies. Fine,
The imagery of Father’s Hook is caught in the horizontal line that travels through the illustrations, in the lightness of the paper and in the invisible thread of the binding.
“The imagery is gained from the manipulation of flat, rectangular lino blocks exactly the same size as the book which are worked and turned; and printed in split duct colour in black, yellow, orange, green and red. The texts are printed letterpress, from Akzidenz Grotesk type.” – Campbell.